"In tonight's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is expected to make reform of the nation's immigration laws one of his top priorities. To succeed, he will have to satisfy skeptical House Republicans that immigration reform would not be as disastrous now as it was in 1986, the last time Congress revamped the laws. Fortunately for Obama, the cards are in his favor: improved overall border security has made illegal immigration a much less daunting challenge." - Edward Alden, Feb. 11, 2013.
See also: Immigration Reform: Three Things to Know (video) - Edward Alden, Jan. 29, 2013.